Ruth by H.B. Moore
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to review
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Book Description: Master storyteller and best-selling author H. B. Moore brings to life the biblical account of Ruth as never before in this vivid retelling of her courageous and faithful life.
Following the death of Ruth's husband, she finds herself at a crossroads. Rather than return to her family and hometown, the young widow makes a remarkable decision: she will remain with her mother-in-law, Naomi, as her caretaker and companion.
Together, the two widows boldly leave behind the lives they knew in the land of Moab and make their way to Bethlehem, arriving downtrodden and destitute. Though Ruth works day and night to provide for Naomi, it is ultimately through the kindness and generosity of Boaz that the two women find respite from their trials. As Ruth comes to know Boaz, she finds that her broken heart is beginning to heal in ways she could never have imagined. But when a question of inheritance threatens any hope of a life with Boaz, Ruth may have to give up the last piece of her heart in order to secure her future.
My thoughts: The first thing that drew my attention to this book is the cover, it is stunning. I love the color scheme. The second, was that it was written by H.B. Moore. She always does a wonderful job writing stories that appeal to me. The third and final part was that it is the story of the Biblical Ruth. I have always loved her story.
Each story that I read about Ruth adds a little insight for me as to her faith and reasons she sought out Boaz. Her story is brought to life for me as possibilities of her character and life take on a new dimension.
H.B. Moore does a wonderful job at bringing the time and the characters to life for me. I am able to form a vivid picture in my mind. She draws me in and hold my attention. She really has a gift for storytelling.
If you love retellings and exploring the possibilities of what life may have been like in Biblical times, this is a book that you should consider reading.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.
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